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by Zander
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: More Bang for the Buck : The Shimano SLX DC Baitcaster Series
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: More Bang for the Buck : The Shimano SLX DC Baitcaster Series

Cal, Why do you think this reel only has 5 ball bearings? I know, many years ago, Shimano said their manuf. tolerances were so close that more ball bearings weren't needed, but they now have 11 bearings in their flagship reels, so what has changed? Hi Mark, I reviewed this particular reel and can h...
by Zander
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Anything but Ordinary – Okuma’s Limited Edition Chroma Spinning Reel
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: Anything but Ordinary – Okuma’s Limited Edition Chroma Spinning Reel

I gotta be honest, I like the weird colors. I love those special edition megabass reels with funky colors and wish more manufacturers would do it Yeah, I really wasn't sure about it when I first heard about it, especially the crazy color combo, but it has definitely grown on me. Hard not to smile w...
by Zander
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Anything but Ordinary – Okuma’s Limited Edition Chroma Spinning Reel
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: Anything but Ordinary – Okuma’s Limited Edition Chroma Spinning Reel

If I’m honest I looked for it It’s sold out in the places I looked on it’s sold out at okuma website It is sold out globally, and it looks like most of the reels made it to global markets. I confirmed that Okuma US does have 50 more coming which will be sold on a first come first serve basis on the...
by Zander
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano and G.Loomis Launch Limited Edition Bantam MGL & IMX-Pro Combos
Replies: 12
Views: 4047

Re: Shimano and G.Loomis Launch Limited Edition Bantam MGL & IMX-Pro Combos

Bronzeye wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:43 am
Anybody know what the guide ring material is for this rod (or if not, for other IMX Pro JWR's)? The material is not specified on the manufacturer's page for this combo or for IMX Pro rods.
Hi Bronzeye, the IMX-PRO rods make use of Fuji K Frames and alconite class guides.
by Zander
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 4708

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Great piece sir. I'm getting one. Thanks. Ps: I think you also traveled back with a Complex CI4. I'll be interested in your thoughts. Well done. Thanks Travis, yup brought back a Complex from Tokyo and have been fishing it quite a bit over the last two weeks, and really liking it. The drag isn't qu...
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 4708

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Thanks Slazmo for identifying a pic that was being pulled from the SLX article ](*,) . It has now been updated on page 3 of the Antares review.
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 4708

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Dalleinf wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:28 pm
Also, are there truly people out there who do not want to know the spool weight :shock: :shock: :shock: :D
Lol, Right?!! :lol: I personally find spool weights, and how line affects overall weight/balance fascinating. :D
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 4708

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Thank you for the review. I will ask you to consider this (your own words) in relation to the many TT reviews: “It is always amusing to me when I watch some youtube videos of cast comparisons, or see arguments about how far reels cast, and whether one can out-cast another, and how max casting dista...
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 4708

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:19 am
Thanks for the response and again, the great write up. I might have missed some of that information on my first speed read. You just cost me a five spot..thanks!
Lol :lol: , sorry to fuel the addiction!
Tight Lines, Z
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 4708

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Hard to please Danes aside :lol: jkjk I thought this was one of the better TT reviews, possibly because I have been interested in this reel as my 2nd stab at owning a Shimano. It was great to see the internals and what constituted the 220 gram weight in such a small package. For me, I would be look...
by Zander
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Mike Long Signature Series Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 5305

Mike Long Signature Series Rods

Update from TT Editors - We reviewed a number of Dobyns Mike Long Signature bass rods years ago, and the rods in these articles were some of them: http://www.tackletour.com/reviewdobyns795ml.html http://www.tackletour.com/reviewdobynsmlikelongsbrod.html This goes back a decade ago and at the time Mi...
by Zander
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper
Replies: 12
Views: 2252

Re: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper

I am glad I am not the only one who looses them to underwater wood, I can't figure out why they seem to snag so often. I've had zero trouble with it in and through wood though I've fished the lightest/smallest version of it for the past year for River smallmouth. It careens off a mix of VW Bug size...
by Zander
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper
Replies: 12
Views: 2252

Re: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper

Curious. Question for everyone that fishes the Dark Sleeper. Do you get more fish when fishing the bait more like a jig (as I mostly do), or via straight retrieves, like a swimbait (as Wolbugger does in Florida)?
by Zander
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper
Replies: 12
Views: 2252

Re: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper

I am glad I am not the only one who looses them to underwater wood, I can't figure out why they seem to snag so often. I really like the 1/2oz ones for fishing weedy and muck-bottomed ponds, they seem to pick up very little debris when fished on the bottom and they come through weeds very well. I d...
by Zander
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper
Replies: 12
Views: 2252

Re: Small but Mighty, the Deadly Megabass Dark Sleeper

Nice review. have looked at these baits for over a year, guess it's time to pull the trigger. Thanks BigG, yeah definitely worth having a few of these in the arsenal. When I first saw them I thought they were "cute," but they are mean fishing baits. Oddly enough that Pink is one of my top producers...